Latest Microsoft Edge 104 Stable Channel build adds Outlook, Office, and more to Sidebar





Earlier this month, Microsoft Edge 104 shipped to the Stable Channel. On August 19, it received an update upping it to version 104.0.1293.63, which unpacks a couple of new features to the Edge’s sidebar, that is, Outlook, Office, Gaming, Search, Discover, and Tools. These features are in place to enhance accessibility.

You can find out more about these features as highlighted in the changelog below:

Feature updates

  • Microsoft Edge sidebar. The Microsoft Edge sidebar lets users access Microsoft Edge features side-by-side with their browsing window. Available features include Discover, Bing search, Outlook, Office, Games, and Tools such as a unit converter and Internet speed test. Administrators can control the availability of the Microsoft Edge sidebar by using the HubsSidebarEnabled policy. Note: This is a controlled feature rollout. If you don’t see this feature, check back as we continue our rollout.
  • Search in the Microsoft Edge sidebar. Easily access an updated sidebar search via Microsoft Edge sidebar, including easy access to Microsoft Search in Bing for organizations. Note: This is a controlled feature rollout. If you don’t see this feature, check back as we continue our rollout.
  • Gaming for the Microsoft Edge sidebar. Play popular casual games for free. Administrators can control the availability of the Games menu in the Microsoft Edge sidebar by using the AllowGamesMenu policy. Note: This is a controlled feature rollout. If you don’t see this feature, check back as we continue our rollout.
  • Discover in the Microsoft Edge sidebar. Discover content relevant to the page you’re browsing including summaries, source information, and more. Note: This is a controlled feature rollout. If you don’t see this feature, check back as we continue our rollout.
  • Get your favorite tools in the Microsoft Edge sidebar. Easily access commonly used tools while you browse the web, including Calculator, Internet speed test, and Unit converter. Note: This is a controlled feature rollout. If you don’t see this feature, check back as we continue our rollout.
  • Outlook in the Microsoft Edge sidebar. Quickly and easily access Outlook Mail and Calendar. Administrators can control the Outlook menu in the Microsoft Edge sidebar by using the OutlookHubMenuEnabled policy. Note: This is a controlled feature rollout. If you don’t see this feature, check back as we continue our rollout.
  • Office in the Microsoft Edge sidebar. Quickly and easily access Microsoft Office documents and apps. Administrators can control the Microsoft Office menu in the Microsoft Edge sidebar by using the MicrosoftOfficeMenuEnabled policy. Note: This is a controlled feature rollout. If you don’t see this feature, check back as we continue our rollout.

The update also comes with a fix for CVE-2022-2856, which had previously been reported by the Chromium team as having an exploit in the wild. And as usual, Microsoft Edge should automatically update to this version. If this is not the case, then you can trigger the update manually by clicking on the three-dots menu on the top-right corner of the browser window and then navigating to Help and feedback > About Microsoft Edge.

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